Race relations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

1st Black President Of Motion Picture Academy Responds To Criticism Of Oscar Nominees

The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out Friday night in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed.

01/17/2015

Protesters in Berkeley face off with police in riot gear. (KCBS)

Comments Overheard From Angry Berkeley Residents About Police Using Batons, Tear Gas During #BlackLivesMatter Protests

“When did the people of Berkeley decide it was okay for the police to make our streets look like Beirut,” asked one man.

12/18/2014

Police speak to a protester as they try to control the crowd on August 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Examining Racial Progress In The U.S.

KCBS In Depth host Jan McMillan speaks with Professor James Taylor, Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco, about the race relations in the U.S. and how it plays in with recent events, including the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo at the hands of the police.

08/25/2014

Michael B. Jordan & Ariana Neal in "Fruitvale Station" (credit: The Weinstein Company)

‘Fruitvale Station’ Movie Delivers Nuanced Portrait Of Oscar Grant

Oscar Grant did not deserve to die. That is the central message of the new film “Fruitvale Station.”

07/28/2013

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

Rodney King

Rodney King Found Dead In Southern California

Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers led to some of the nation’s most destructive race riots, has died at age 47.

06/17/2012

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